All donations to the Friends are fully Tax Deductible.
Friends of the State Library of South Australia have a passion for books, documents and other items of cultural significance to the people of South Australia.
From all walks of life, the Friends have supported the State Library of South Australia (SLSA) with a tradition of cultural philanthropy over eight decades, to enrich and promote its collections and treasures for scholarly and public interest.
the Friends began work in 1932
Our Australiana Publications sub-committee regularly issue very popular limited edition publications with a focus on Australia's exploration history.
We run various events and programs of interest to a wide South Australian audience, including the monthly Wednesdays@One.
The Friends of the State Library of South Australia is the oldest library Friends group in Australia and arguably the most active, with links to many other well established Friends of libraries around the world.
To visit the Friends in person, come to our home on the first floor, in the Institute Building on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue in the city, any time between 10 am and 4 pm Wednesday to Friday. The Institute Building is a beautiful heritage building on Adelaide's cultural boulevard. It is part of the State Library of South Australia and close to cafes and shops. Members may relax, read, make tea or coffee, buy a Friend's greeting card or an Australiana publication, or just take a break from a busy day.
Join the Friends, enjoy congenial company and support a great institution
Wednesdays @ One 5th July 2017.
Carole was born in London and grew up with the BBC, loving broadcasters such as Alistair Cooke.
Her early jobs ranged from the travel industry to the British Intelligence Corps in Singapore in the 60s which she says was a very volatile time, even though she was only on the sidelines . Plenty of dirty tricks !
After a period back in the UK working for a newspaper she came to S.A. in 1972, joining the ABC in 1980 after a series of auditions which came about quite accidentally.
Thirty two happy and roller coaster years followed with standout experiences including introducing the Dalai Lama at the Entertainment Centre, broadcasting from a hot air balloon and swimming with Jock the randy dolphin in the Port River.
She now writes a weekly column in The Advertiser Boomer magazine and MC’s the occasional event .
The Friends sub-committee, Australiana Publications, has recently won a Bronze Medal for our latest book in the international Independent Publisher Book Awards, French Designs on Colonial New South Wales.
First Floor, Institute Building
Corner North Terrace and
Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
10.00am - 4.00 pm Wednesday - Friday
PO Box 419
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone 08 8207 7255
Fax 08 8207 7207
Email Executive Officer
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